The Cocoanuts comes to the Culbreth stage from July 19-29 and marks the Heritage return of actor/writer/director Frank Ferrante, who wowed audiences here in his award-winning one-man show An Evening with Groucho in 2014.
This time, we find Ferrante’s Groucho as the owner of a 1920’s no-star motel trying to bamboozle gullible tourists into toxic land deals as the great crash looms. Once Chico, Harpo, and company arrive on the scene, the comic mayhem meter goes to 11. “I had the pleasure of seeing Frank star in and direct A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum last fall,” Wales said, “and I was completely blown away by his talent, energy, and ability to connect with an audience.” Ferrante’s performance in Forum was recently cited by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top 10 performances of 2017.
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